Nebraskan residents and small businesses purchase over 5 million gallons of paint each year, more than 560,000 of which go unused. Although paint is highly recoverable and recyclable, very few counties offer regular paint collections, leaving residents to pour their leftover paint down drains, sent it to landfills, or store it indefinitely in their basements. For the few counties that do offer paint collections, high paint management costs put a significant strain on program budgets.
Through paint stewardship legislation, Nebraska would give local residents and small businesses across the state a safe and convenient way to recycle leftover paint, providing financial benefits of up to $4.4 million each year. Paint stewardship legislation has the full support of the paint industry.
Eight states across the country, including Colorado and Minnesota, have passed paint stewardship legislation to address the challenge of paint management. To discuss how paint stewardship legislation could benefit Nebraska, the Nebraska Product Stewardship Coalition (NEPSC) and the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) invite you to an online meeting on Tuesday, May 12th, with Alison Keane, VP of Government Affairs from the American Coatings Association.
During this meeting we will:
1. Provide Nebraska-specific paint management data,
2. Discuss how the paint stewardship program works, and
3. Answer questions about how paint stewardship can benefit Nebraska.
Vice President, Government Affairs
The American Coatings Association
For more information, see our Nebraska Paint Survey Summary or visit http://www.paintcare.org/about/ and http://www.productstewardship.us/?page=PSI_and_Paint.
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